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2012-10-03 06:24:27

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new American Jewish Committee (AJC) survey of Jewish voters in the battleground state of Ohio reveals that 64 percent will choose President Obama, and 29 percent will vote for Governor Romney on Election Day. It is the third and last in a series of pre-election polls of American Jewish opinion. The others were a national survey and a separate poll in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Each survey is...

2012-09-20 06:27:07

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two-thirds -- 69 percent -- of Jewish voters in Florida say they will choose President Obama over Governor Romney, who will win 25 percent of the state's Jewish vote, according to a new American Jewish Committee (AJC) survey. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Obama won 76 percent of the Florida Jewish vote in 2008. Jews comprise about four percent of the voters in Florida, which is widely considered to...

2012-09-13 14:24:58

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution censuring Iran "is yet another strong rebuke of Tehran for defiantly ignoring the UN nuclear watchdog," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Overwhelming support for the IAEA measure demonstrates international unity on confronting Iran's nuclear program." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The IAEA Board of Governors passed the resolution today...

2012-09-13 10:27:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC Executive Director David Harris issued today the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "AJC is deeply troubled by the way major media handled reports about an Internet video that allegedly prompted the outrageous attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and Consulate in Libya. "Initial reports identified the filmmaker as an Israeli-American who had received funding from 100 Jewish donors. This...

2012-08-31 06:22:04

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest report of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is another stark reminder that Iran is accelerating its drive for nuclear-weapons capability. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "In light of this latest report, the international community must conclude the painfully obvious and redouble its efforts to bring maximum pressure on the Iranian regime," said AJC Executive Director David...

2012-08-24 10:22:14

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani's immediate release when he appears in an Iranian court. Nadarkhani, accused of apostasy, already has spent more than 1,000 days in prison in Rasht. Iranian authorities may bring him back to court on Monday, ahead of the original September 8 date. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO )"The Iranian regime has moved up the Nadarkhani case, bringing it to the forefront just as the...

2012-08-02 10:23:01

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed expanded Iran sanctions legislation adopted overwhelmingly last night by the House and Senate. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) The bill passed in the Senate unanimously and in the House by a vote of 421-6. It builds on and tightens existing measures that aim to punish financial institutions and companies that deal with Iran's petroleum, petrochemical or natural gas sector. In a letter to supporters,...

2012-08-01 10:25:29

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has filed an amicus brief in support of a Jerusalem family seeking to list Israel as their son's place of birth in his U.S. passport. The case, Zivotofsky v. the Secretary of State, was remanded to the Court of Appeals in March by the U.S. Supreme Court. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The central issue is whether Congress or the President has the sole constitutional prerogative to determine rules on issuing...

2012-07-28 02:20:09

NEW YORK, July 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC was surprised to learn last night that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) indeed chose to hold a moment of remembrance for terror victims -- just not one dedicated to the memory of the 11 Israeli Olympians murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics 40 years ago. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) After rejecting repeated requests from the victims' families and world leaders, including...

2012-07-20 06:21:34

NEW YORK, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "President Obama's endorsement of an Olympic games moment of silence in honor of slain Israelis is a welcome boost to the global campaign," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected public commemoration of the 11 Israeli Olympians murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. "We (the Obama...